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Watch: volunteers wanted for Brockhole

With tourists flooding to the Lake District, the national park's authority is looking for new volunteers.

They're going to be charged with getting more visitors to the Brockhole Centre.

Fiona Marley-Paterson has this report:


Lake District lovers needed

Brockhole Credit: Lake District National Park Authority

New volunteers are needed to help guide visitors around a Lake District attraction.

Brockhole, a not-for-profit centre run by the Lake District National Park Authority, is looking for 'ambassadors' to meet and greet visitors on arrival, offer information and help them make the most out of their trip.

Nestled on the shore of Windermere, Brockhole, attracts around 200,000 visitors and locals every year.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for people who love the Lake District to share their enthusiasm, knowledge and help showcase the area in its best light. We are looking for people who are positive, outgoing, reliable and self-motivated, who are willing to support staff in a range of different tasks, to help deliver a world class visitor experience.

"This voluntary role is heavily customer focused so it is important that you are comfortable approaching and talking to visitors, and offering them advice and information.”

– Brockhole commercial assistant, Lorraine Brierley

Anyone interested in the opportunity can attend an informal open day at Brockhole on Saturday 14 March and Tuesday 17 March to find out more and visit the site.

To book a place or for further details about the opportunities available at Brockhole contact Lorraine Brierley on 01539 792605 or email

Hundreds watch Windermere fly past

The last 2 remaining Lancaster Bombers have flown over Windermere.

It's been billed a 'once in a lifetime opportunity' to see the planes used by the World War 2 Dambusters Raid. Fiona Marley Paterson was there.


Windermere set for Lancaster Bombers

The Lancaster Bombers were used in the WWII Dam Busters Raid Credit: RAF Museum

The last 2 remaining Lancaster Bombers from the Dam Busters raid in WWII are flying past Brockhole National Park Visitor Centre in Windermere on what would have been the last pilot's 100th birthday.

Archie Johnstone from Grange-over-sands died in April.

Archie Johnstone, the last Dam Buster Credit: RAF Museum

Lake District visitor centre's new master plan

The plans include a new visitor centre and restoring the gardens Credit: ITV News

Things are looking up for a visitor centre that has been unsuccessful and has been losing public money for the past few years.

Brockhole in the Lake District now has a master-plan to break even in two years' time.

Brockhole Credit: ITV News

The owners are hoping that a new visitor centre and watersports centre will bring in more tourists

They are also planning to restore the historic Thomas Mawson-designed garden.

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